Here’s what to expect when you are 19 weeks pregnant with twins:
By 19 weeks in the twin pregnancy each of your twins averages 6″ (15 cm) long from head to rump and has the following measurements:
Head circumference: 6.5″ (165 mm)
Abdominal Circumference: 5.75″ (146 mm)
Femur Bone Length (about from the waist to knee): 1.2″ (30 mm)
Each baby is about the size of a mango.
What to Expect
Typical weight gain for Mom at this point is between 1 to 1.5 pounds/week (0.5 to 0.7kg).
For more details on Mom’s health, see:
Mom & Baby at 19 Weeks Pregnant
Pictures and Video
Here’s an ultrasound video of what you might see at 19 weeks pregnant with twins:
What to Prepare This Week
When Mom is 19 weeks pregnant with twins, it is a great time to continue preparing any older children you have for their siblings’ arrival. There are several children’s books available to help prepare for twins. You definitely want the other kids in the house to be excited about your twins and ready to help as much as they can. Building up anticipation and setting expectations is key.
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By the time Mom reaches 19 weeks pregnant with twins, she should have the “pregnancy glow” about her. Compliment her on how she looks. Tell her she is beautiful and that you love her.
Still wondering how to prepare for your twins? I cover specific things you should know and prepare for in my Dad’s Guide to Twins book. Learn more about the book here.
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